Oak Street Taking Yet Another Step From Bling To Bland
Apr21

Oak Street Taking Yet Another Step From Bling To Bland

Gold Coast shopgirls are dismayed to learn that one of the few remaining charming Oak Street retail walk-ups is going to become yet another glass block Apple Store wannabe. April 2020 rendering of 113 East Oak Street Next week, the Chicago Plan Commission will consider an application to demolish 113 East Oak Street and replace the greystone with a new two-story retail building  that maximizes floor space at the expense of the...

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New Construction Freezes Heart of Chicago
Oct05

New Construction Freezes Heart of Chicago

We don’t do enough industrial construction updates here.  That’s mostly because industrial facilities are notoriously difficult to photograph.  Unless you have a helicopter.  Which our friend Joe Zekas over at YoChicago! sometimes does.  And so he sent us the photograph above showing the work being done in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood, just south of Blue Island Avenue. What used to be an ordinary-looking container...

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